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Dr Hafiz A Pasha

Opinion

Conflicting indicators

The economy is in a state of transition from the deep recession during March to June 2020 after COVID-19 to a phase...
Published 16 Feb, 2021 04:07am
Opinion

Budgetary outcome in 1HFY21

The Federal Budget for 2020-21 which was presented to the National Assembly contains some moderately ambiguous...
Published 09 Feb, 2021 04:43am
Optimism of MPS
Opinion

Optimism of MPS

The Monetary Policy Statement (MPS) released by the SBP is refreshingly optimistic. The policy rate has been...
Published 02 Feb, 2021 04:29am
Opinion

Rise in federal govt debt

The SBP has released the number on the stock of Federal Government debt as of the end of November 2020. This debt ...
Published 26 Jan, 2021 05:05am
Opinion

SBP projections for 2020-21

The SBP report on the State of the Economy in the first quarter of 2020-21 has been released recently. The report...
Published 12 Jan, 2021 03:01am
Opinion

Trend in real wages

Identification of the trend in real wages of different types of workers is perhaps the best way to determine the...
Updated 29 Dec, 2020 03:48am
Opinion

Slow growth in FBR revenues

The figures on tax revenues collected by FBR in the first five months of 2020-21 have been released. The overall...
Published 08 Dec, 2020 02:57am
Opinion

Plight of agri sector

Agriculture has historically served as the backbone of Pakistan's economy. At the time of Partition, the share of...
Published 01 Dec, 2020 03:05am
Markets

Growth in external debt

The external debt of Pakistan stands at $113.8 billion as of the end of September 2020. It has registered an ...
Published 17 Nov, 2020 02:55am
Markets

Budgetary outcome in 1QFY21

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has released the results of the fiscal operations for the first quarter of 2020-21. ...
Published 10 Nov, 2020 02:54am
Markets

IMF projections

The latest IMF projection of key macroeconomic variables of the economy of Pakistan are contained in the October ...
Published 03 Nov, 2020 02:50am
Markets

State of the BoP

The SBP has recently released the statistics on the balance of payments for Pakistan for the first quarter of...
Published 27 Oct, 2020 02:59am
Markets

Conflicting signals

The big changes in the movement of key macroeconomic variables following the spread since March 2020 of COVID-19 ...
Published 20 Oct, 2020 02:42am
Markets

Growth prospects

There is considerable lack of clarity currently about the prospects for the economy of Pakistan in 2020-21. The...
Published 13 Oct, 2020 02:45am